Parenting & Family Support Services

Covid-19 has presented challenges and opportunities for infants and families

Did you know that this week (June 7-13) is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week? To mark the occasion the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (SIGPIMH) has revealed fascinating insights into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had...

Self care advice for families dealing with substance abuse

Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support continues its programme of online self-care classes with a talk on sleep later today, Wednesday, May 19 by sleep therapist Motty Varghese. Supported by the Western Region Drugs Task Force, the Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support initiative helps families...

Public webinar: Managing families through challenging times

An online seminar about managing families through challenging times will be hosted by Bealach Nua on Wednesday morning, May 26 next. The Bealach Nua project is co-produced by Mental Health Ireland and the HSE. It provides (free non-waiting list) peer support to people who may be caring...

Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021, The Family Resource Centres (FRC) Western Region LGBT+ Network is delighted to announce an informative and FREE online event called ‘Pathways to Parenthood for the LGBTI+ Community’. This event will take place on Monday, May 17...

Logon details for Minding Mothers: Minding Babies webinar

When: May 5, 2021 10AM (Irish time) Topic: Minding Mother: Minding Babies Webinar Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326449361?pwd=UEFNYVNrdGRiL0hPYmNrSTA5MXZmUT09 Passcode: 239557 Or One tap mobile : US: +19294362866,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# or +13017158592,,86326449361#,,,,*239557# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 436 2866 or +1...

Ballaghaderreen Common Sense Parenting course via Zoom

Parents are invited to take part in a 6 week Common Sense Parenting Programme, via Zoom, conducted by Ballaghaderreen Family Resource Centre, starting on May 4th, 2021. The course is open to parents of children aged 0-6 years. Please contact 086 6048560 for further information.   More on Children...

Minding Mothers: Minding Babies Webinar

You can register below By the way, even if you can't make the webinar live, it will be available for public view on the West Be Well Facebook page LIVE & IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS (archive). If you register for the webinar, even though you can't attend,...

Webinar – Compassionate Support for Anxious Children & Teenagers

Join us for a live Zoom event with Dr. Malie Coyne, Clinical Psychologist and Author, where she will share her personal and professional insights on how to help an anxious child or teenager using her bespoke SAFE Chain of Resilience from her bestselling book "Love...

Support meeting for bereaved parents

Anam Cara, who support parents after bereavement, have been holding their parent-support meetings online and they will continue to do so until it is safe to return to their face-to-face meetings. Their online meetings are still the same safe and comfortable space in which to meet...

Research study on impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing of teenagers

A team of psychologists at NUI, Galway & Trinity College Dublin are running a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of teenagers. They are keen to spread the word to parents and teenagers and to get young people involved. Details here: More on Children...

Launch of the evaluation of the ‘Book Magic’ report

Launch of the evaluation of the ‘Book Magic’ project Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:30–11:30am The Book Magic project is about encouraging and promoting the joy of reading. This carefully chosen collection of picture books can help young children and their families deal with feelings, emotions, and challenges. For...